Sevilla sit in the relegation zone in La Liga and understandably did not hold much hope when they took on Manchester City, but they do have the lead.
Manager Jorge Sampaoli started a strong side against City, despite knowing that there was nothing in play for Sevilla. They also have a crucial Seville derby at the weekend, as they travel to the Benito Villamarin to face their in-form rivals Real Betis.
Pep Guardiola’s side came close once or twice in the opening half hour but it was Rafa Mir who forced the first real save from Stefan Ortega.
When Los Nervionenses won a corner just past the half-hour mark, Isco floated a ball to the far post, where Mir was left unmarked.
𝖦𝖮𝖠𝖫! 𝖬𝖺𝗇 𝖢𝗂𝗍𝗒 0-1 𝖲𝖾𝗏𝗂𝗅𝗅𝖺 (𝖬𝗂𝗋) pic.twitter.com/o66WbDGK3a
— EuroFoot (@eurofootcom) November 2, 2022
RAFA MIR GIVES SEVILLA THE LEAD OVER MAN CITY. 😳 pic.twitter.com/Dr29BTbN71
— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) November 2, 2022
SEVILLA LEAD AT THE ETIHAD 👀 pic.twitter.com/8g3YzYPbcZ
— DAZN Canada (@DAZN_CA) November 2, 2022
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 2, 2022
Sevilla have been poor in the Champions League for the most pat but Sampaoli will be hoping a confidence-boosting performance in Manchester can kickstart their season, starting on Sunday.
Source by Football Espana